At Columbia River Fly Fishing we target Rainbow Trout using either single hand fly rods or two-handed fly rods, depending on the time of year and water level, and we either fish from the boat or walk and wade.
The trout in this section of the river usually range between 16 inches and 20 inches but they can also get much larger and fish over 30 inches are caught every year! These bigger fish can be targeted in the early spring and late summer and fall when the river is at its lower flows.
There are a lot of different ways to fly fishing the Columbia River and we do it all. From indicator fishing in the back eddies to walking and wading, and two-handed fishing the beautiful big runs. Our guides have years and years of river experience so you will have a safe and comfortable fly fishing trip.
Columbia River Fly Fishing provides all the necessary equipment needed for your trip including fly rods, flies, and expert Spey casting instruction (if you are Spey fishing, don’t be shy we offer trips for novices to experts). If you don’t have a PFD we will provide them for you. You will need your waders and wading boots, felts and cleats are recommended.
The boats you will be fishing from are 18 foot G3 Yamaha center console jet boats, they are great for fishing out of, and they are great for getting you to the best locations on the river. We fish up to 2 anglers per boat and groups up to 4 anglers. We outfit our boats with 10ft 5 weight Orvis fly rods, and we also have 7 weight outfits for swinging flies and Spey rods if needed.
The Columbia River in the West Kootenays is home to one of the best Walleye fisheries in all of Western Canada. This fishery is so strong that the daily limit is 16 per person. These fish average 1.5 lbs – 3 lbs. Walleye are not native to the Columbia River and all walleye caught should be kept. They are one of the best-eating fish there is.
We either jig or troll for them depending on which area of the river we are fishing. We have all the necessary gear available for our guests.
We are open year-round for Walleye Fishing, spring, summer, fall and winter!